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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1945

THE MICHTGAN T) Tfi."

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NEURON RADIATION:
'U' Research on Cyclotron's Aid
Against Cancer Is Resumed

I~iUiversity URadio Programn

Medical research to determine the
cyclotron's value as an aid in fighting
cancer can now be resumed after be-
ing set back several years because of
the production of the atomic bomb,
according to Dr. Fred J. Hodges,
chairman of the Department of
Roentgenology at the medical sschool.
Dr. Hodges emphasized that al-
though the University has been in-
terested and active in this field of
research since 1935, the rapid im-
provements in cyclotrons will make
it necessary to obtain new equipment
to continue the study. His experi-
ments at the University were ' con-
ducted with the aid of Dr. Isadore
Lampe, associate professor of roent-
genology.
May Replace X-ray Treatment
Through research conducted at the
University and also at the Crocker
Radiation Laboratory of the Uni-
versity of California, Dr. Hodges has-
established the fact that the beam-
of neurons poured forth from a
cyclotron during the process of "atom
smashing" is capable of performing
differently from the radiation pro'-
duced by X-rays.
Whether neuron radiation will do
a better job of combatting cancer
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than is now possible with X-rays is
the next important task to be under-
taken and it will require a long pe-
riod of research, Dr. Hodges asserts.
For comparison, the Cancer Commit-
tee of the University has kept care-
ful records for the last eleven years
covering 12,000 cancer patients.
Possible as Tracers
Dr. Hodges states that the cyclo-
tron has opened other possibilities.
Substances made radioactive by the
cyclotron may be used as tracers to
study the behavior of many sub-
stances within the body. A delicate
instrument permits detection of the
areas where the substance has
lodged..
Such substances as iodine, phos-
phorus, and strontium, when given
internally to a patient have been
found to collect on certain tissues of
the body, sometimes showing an even
greater affinity if such tissues are
diseased. The possibilities of using
such radio-active -substances to pro-
duce internal radiation, similar to
that induced by radium, on specifi-
cally diseased tissues, Dr. Hodges,
stated, offers enticing prospects after
additional research has confirmed
the potentialities.

The University Broadcasting Service will broadcast the following
programs for the week of Dec. 17 to Dec. 24.
MONDAY:
Station WKAR
2:30 p.m. Uof M STUDE:NTS QUIZ THEIR PROFESSORS OF
EDUCATION
"The Use of sual Auditory Aids in High School"
Dr. F. D. Melsk, VisIing professor in Education
2:45 p.m. SCIENCE SEi1ES
"Post War Housing"
G. B. Brigham, Associate Professor of Architecture
Station WPAG
3:15 p.m. CAMPUS N7WS
Prepared by Clelaid Wylie of the University News Service
and presented by students enrolled in broadcasting classes:
Max Crosman from Fayetteville, North Carolina
John Fletcher from Chelsea, Michigan
Allyce -Wishnevsky from Trenton, New Jersey
TUESDAY:
Station WPAG
3:15 p.m. THE ORIGINAL DRAMA
"The Red Hat" by Armida Koivisto
Enacted by students enrolled in broadcasting classes.
Directed by Professor David Owen.
WEDNESDAY:
Station WKAR
2:15 p.m. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SERIES
"Improved Industrial Methods-Are They Helpful or Harm-
ful?"
Dr. John W. Riegel, Professor of Industrial Relations and
Director of thee Bureau of Industrial Relations.
2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Special Christmas Program by the combined efforts of: The
String section of the University Symphony Orchestaa (un-
der the direction of Prof. William D. Revelli); the Women's
Glee Club (directed by Assoc. Prof. Marguerite Hood); the
Men's Glee Club (directed by Prof. David Mattern); Mr.
Jerome Ilorwitz (tenor): a Quartet of Brass Instruments
(ender the direction of Mr. Ilaskel Sexton): and Organ
solo by Prof. Palmer Christian. Mr. Russell Howland has
written a special orchestra arrangement to "Silent Night"
and Mr. Theodore -leger will be the commentator.
The enire program is under the direction and supervision
of Professor Hans Pick.
Station WPAG
3:15 p.m. THE MEDICAL SERIES
"The Discovery of X-rays and Their Medical Application"
Dr. Fred J. Hodges, Chairman of the Department of Roent-
genology.
THURSDAY:
Station WPAG
3:15 p.m. MOMENTS OF MUSIC
Dorothy Ornest Feldman, soprano, presents the first in a
series of programs to be devoted to best-loved and well-
known songs.
Station WJR
11:15 p.m. THE MEDICAL SERIES
"X-rays in the Treatment of Cancer"
Dr. Isadore Lampe, Associate Professor of Roentgenology.
FRIDAY:
Station WKAR
2:30 p.m. VETERANS COUNSELING CENTER
"Insturance for Veterans" (Interview with Warren Cook)
2:45 p.m. WORKER'S EDUCATION SERIES
"Early Labor Organizations in the United States"
Station WPAG
3:15 p.m. ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
"Radar"
The remainder of the program will be printed early this week.

yL ed t
y T Assoeimd Press
TOKYO, Sunday. Dec. 16-General
MacArthur today ordered State
Shintoism abolished in Japan to de-
stroy the ccmpuisory religious ide-
ology which his staff asserted led the
nation into war-and defeat.
With the expresse aim of freeing
people from "direct or indirect corn-
puiion" to belve in "manufactured"

religion, the Allied directive laid Japanese from compulsary support
down a program of broad revision, of the ideology which "has contrib-
calling for: uted to their war guilt, defeat, suffer-
1. Withdrawal of all government ing, privation and the present deplor-
control and support of State Shinto able condition."

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-"The way of the Gods."
2. Purging 01 militaristic and ul- 11CVtters
tra -nationalistic ideology from doc-
tine of the cult which preaches an- N
c worship and deifies the em- ew Defense it
roiemoval of Shinto teachings
ir.m s:chools.
Allied officers emphasized that to-
day's action, carrying out the policy A y The A i P
annoucnced recently by the U. S. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15--The de-
n ateDepartment, involves State fense in Capt. Charles B. McVay's
Shintoism but does not affect the court martial presented testimony to-
sect of Shinto which, in 1941, had an day that the accused officer was
estimated 17.000,000 adherents. Nor heard to order the doomed Cruiser
is it an attempt, they said, to dictate
religious beliefs of any kind to the Indianapolis abandoned ten minutes
Japanese. after it was shaken by explosions.
Brig. Gen Ken R. Dyke, who de- Capt. McVay, skipper of the ship, is
:ribod development of State Shinto on trial on charges of negligence and
as "a masterly job of promotion," inefficiency in the loss of the Indian-
said MacArthur's order liberates the apolis while en route from Gnm to

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